Clint Eastwood Speaks Out, Says He Liked His Speech At The RNC

In his first interview since speaking at the Republican National Convention, Clint Eastwood is defending his spur-of-the-moment decision to talk to a chair, even if everyone else is still scratching their heads.

In his first interview since speaking at the Republican National Convention, Clint Eastwood is defending his spur-of-the-moment decision to talk to a chair, even if everyone else is still scratching their heads.

Speaking to the Carmel Pine Cone, a small California weekly newspaper, Eastwood answered the question that so many fans had wondered about since his speech last week: was everything (or anything, for that matter…) planned?

No, it wasn’t:

“There was a stool there, and some fella kept asking me if I wanted to sit down…When I saw the stool sitting there, it gave me the idea. I’ll just put the stool out there and I’ll talk to Mr. Obama and ask him why he didn’t keep all of the promises he made to everybody.”

Eastwood one-sided conversation with an imaginary President Obama was the talk of politics last week, but the acclaimed actor and director said that he still did what he set out to do: give people three points to think about:

“That not everybody in Hollywood is on the left, that Obama has broken a lot of the promises he made when he took office, and that the people should feel free to get rid of any politician who’s not doing a good job…But I didn’t make up my mind exactly what I was going to say until I said it.”

While Eastwood said his speech was supposed to only last five minutes, and his presentation was “very unorthodox,” it was difficult to gauge time from where he was standing because there weren’t any signals or cues telling him to wrap up.

And no matter what anybody thinks of how the night went, the 82-year-old actor says there is only one fact that everyone should keep in their minds: no second term.

“President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people…Romney and Ryan would do a much better job running the country, and that’s what everybody needs to know. I may have irritated a lot of the lefties, but I was aiming for people in the middle.”

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